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Fall Gardening Tips

(CBS) — Fall gardening tips from Tim Pollack at the Chicago Botanic Garden. 1. Overwintering Dahlias and Cannas -Dig before the first hard frost, they can tolerate temps in the low 30’s and light frost, […]


Halloween Cocktails

(CBS) — Master mixologist Jonathan Pogash shares a couple of recipes guaranteed to be more treat than trick! An American Horror Highball 1 oz. Tap 357 Maple Rye whisky 1 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Caramel […]



Chicago Area Early Voting Locations

Early voting for the 2014 general election in Illinois begins on Monday and continues through Sunday, Nov. 2.


Robin McGowan’s Healthy Tailgating Alternatives

Health coach Robin McGowan shares some recipes for healthy tailgating. For more information, visit Jalapeno Poppers Prep time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20-25 minutes Yield: 2 servings. Per serving: 1 Leaner | 3 Green […]


Boo At The Zoo

(CBS) — For more information on Boo At The Zoo, click here.


Teal Pumpkin Project

(CBS) — For more information on the Teal Pumpkin Project, click here.


Fall Farmer’s Market

(CBS) — For more information from Maris Callahan, visit


Cigarettes that were being sold without the required Cook County tax stamp are organized before seizure by county revenue investigators. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Law Enforcement Cracking Down On Pirated Cigarettes

A pack of cigarettes in Chicago can cost as much as $15 and with the soaring price the trafficking of contraband cigarettes is way up as well.


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When Does One Glass Of Wine Become One Glass Too Many?

It’s the way many women relax at the end of a busy day: having a nice glass of wine. But, when does when one glass become one glass too many?


The Divvy bike station at Daley Plaza is used by many city employees who work at City Hall, across the street, and get a discount on annual memberships in the bike sharing program. (Credit: CBS)

Divvy Bikes Offering Discounted Memberships For Chicago Area College Students

The Divvy bike rental program is offering discounted membership for students at several Chicago area colleges.
The student membership will cost $55 for an annual membership, discounted from the standard $75 fee.



Parents Of 3-Year-Old Girl With Rett Syndrome Raising Awareness Of Rare Disease

It’s a rare disorder with no cure and it strikes without warning, robbing little girls of their ability to walk, talk, eat and even breathe.


Fall Must-Haves for Busy, Style Conscious Moms.

Autumn is on, and if you’re a busy mom, looking for some fun ways to play with your look this season, Meredith Sinclair from shares of her favorite must-haves in your Fall line-up.


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Turn In Your Old Prescription Drugs

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is spearheading a National Take Back Initiative. For a list of locations, go to this DEA web page.      


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Possible Data Breach Reported At Jimmy John’s Restaurants

The restaurant chain Jimmy John’s may be the latest victim of security breach of customer data, the chain announced Wednesday in a press release.


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YWCA Chicago Purple Purse Challenge

Two-thirds of Americans believe domestic violence is a serious problem, yet just more than 1 in 3 have ever talked about it. Allstate Foundation Purple Purse is making it fashionable to talk about domestic violence and the financial abuse that traps women in abusive relationships.


State Treasurer’s Office Puts Unclaimed Items Up For Auction

The Illinois Treasurer’s office is auctioning off unclaimed property as part of its I-Cash program. The auction runs from Monday until 10 a.m. Friday.


Steakumms Firehouse Challenge Recipes

(CBS) – The Steak-umm Company has announced three finalists for the “Steak-umm Firehouse Challenge 2014.” The recipes for the three finalists are below and for more information visit Boca Steak-umm Slider 1 box of […]


Street Closures For Magnificent Mile Women’s Half Marathon and 5K

(CBS) – Runners are gearing up the Magnificent Mile Women’s Half Marathon and 5K this weekend. Columbus Avenue is currently closed between Balbo and Roosevelt. The closure will be extended north to Jackson at 3 […]


Social Security checks at a U.S. Treasury printing facility (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

2 Investigators: Millions In Social Security Payments Stolen

(CBS) — Thousands of Social Security beneficiaries have become victims of identity thieves who have hacked into their accounts and stolen millions of dollars in desperately needed benefits. 69-year-old Carole Folkes is one of them. […]